Present Proverbs Part 2
The book of Proverbs is full of precious gems of wisdom for principled guidance in times of conflict, indecision, and loss of perspective about how we are to live in this world. As I recently read through the book, I compiled verses that struck me as having particular relevance to the Christian life I lead now and the times in which I live. The verses that follow are taken from chapters 11-14 of the book. It is my hope and prayer that they will serve your soul well…to the glory of God! -Nathan
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
A wise son hears his fathers instruction.
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, buthe who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.
The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.
Taken from Proverbs 11-14